Monday, April 16, 2012
...for more than one reason! Tax time is officially over for this year! I also finished my new TSW Zen Shirt late last week. It hasn't been worn yet due to a late season cold snap, meaning I'm back to wool sweaters and coats for a bit. I hope we'll be back to warmer weather very soon. In the meantime, a couple of late afternoon shots from the Sewing Cave.
Like its sister shirt, the Zen has some features that make it interesting to sew--back pleat, hidden buttonhole front placket, button loop, and double collar. I am very pleased with how it came out and look forward to making it again out of a less humble fabric than cotton. And I want to apply some of its features to other garments in the future.
My next project is almost underway. I'm making a New Look peasant blouse from its "Suede Says" line. Remember him? He was a Project Runway contestant a few years ago. He had a blue faux-hawk and always referred to himself in the 3rd person. Fortunately, my first read through of the guide sheet indicates that they were written by New Look staff instead of Suede--a relief, IMO. I'm planning to use the organic cotton print that I bought at Santa Fe Fabrics last month.